Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff reporter for StateScoop, covering the intersection of local government and emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and 5G.

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North Carolina launches digital equity and literacy office

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The new office will be led by Jeremy Collins, the state’s director of innovative connectivity.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies to fund digital innovation teams in six cities

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Washington, D.C., San Francisco and four international cities, will split $17 million over the next three years to boost COVID-19 recovery efforts.

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Columbus, Ohio, readies 'Smart Columbus 2.0'

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Columbus will transform its innovation hub into a nonprofit following the completion of a five-year grant program.

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State officials say they're expanding broadband 'quicker, better and faster' than feds

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A panel of state broadband officials and legislators said they want more clarity from the federal government when it comes to broadband expansion.

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Los Angeles prepares to be 'smart' ahead of 2028 Olympics

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City CIO Ted Ross said a new "smart-city" plan is a roadmap for agencies to follow in the build-up to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

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NYC joins international coalition for civic innovation

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Along with Berlin, London and Paris, New York City will challenge the public to create digital tools that help small businesses and artists grow.

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